CTU Bern (Clinical Trials Unit)

New GCP courses recognized by swissethics

18.12.2015 - Both GCP courses provided by CTU Bern, Basic and Advanced, were completely revised according to the new requirements stipulated by swissethics. Both courses have received formal recognition by swissethics.

As of January 1st, 2014, swissethics instead of Swissmedic is responsible for formal recognition of GCP and research ethics courses in Switzerland. Swissethics defined new requirements for courses for both, Investigator and Sponsor-Investigator Level. These new requirements made a complete revision necessary of the two courses provided by CTU Bern:  Clinical Investigators I: Basic GCP & clinical research training (Investigator Level) and Clinical Investigators II: Advanced GCP & clinical research training (Sponsor-Investigator Level). The Basic course consists of a self-learning module and a one-day course with attendance. The Advanced course is now only one day with attendance instead of a two-day course. More information can be found here. Ethics committees will, however, accept old certificates as long as they are from previously recognized courses.